Farnham is a most unique and charming town situated on the western border of Surrey. It is an ancient town dating back to the Stone Age, but in more recent centuries has become notable as a market town of particular architectural charm, with it’s Georgian buildings, crowned by a 12th century Norman castle.
The earliest structures of the Keep were erected by Bishop Henry of Blois in 1138. Domestic buildings followed in the 13th century, and today the castle is still a blend of fortified and residential. The residential part of the castle is now occupied by the International Briefing and Conference Centre, but the Great Hall, Refectory and grounds are often made available for town events.
The pleasures are not just confined to the town, which has many fine restaurants, cafes and bars catering for all tastes, Farnham Park extending to 300 acres having once housed the deer herd of the bishop of Winchester, golf courses and sports pitches, hotels and inns.
Frensham Country Park is located three miles south of Farnham, including a large pond, providing sailing, fishing and country walks. Farnham provides some of the most panoramic and unspoilt countryside in the south east ideal for the out of door enthusiasts.
Farnham provides excellent schooling both for state or private education together with Adult Education being vigorously pursued, The Surrey Institute of Art and Design and Farnham College. Listings of schools are listed below, as are local churches for all beliefs, societies and clubs and health services.
London and the south coast are easily accessible either by road or rail. Farnham benefits from a mainline railway station serving London Waterloo in less than the hour. There is easy access to the A3, M25, A331 and M3. Both Gatwick and Heathrow can be reached within an hour.
This historic town is ideal for the commuter who does not want bright lights and the noise of large towns and cities. The district of Farnham offers a peaceful, relaxing, semi rural atmosphere of much charm and character.